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Bill Wroath |

Bill Wroath |

Bill was born in England and educated at Plymouth College of Art Foundation Course, He gained a BA Hons at Cardiff College of Art and a Post Graduate Art Teachers Certificate from South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education. He then taught ceramics in the fine art sculpture department at Falmouth School of Art. For two seasons in the late seventies, Bill worked as a fisherman from the port of Fowey, Cornwall.

In the 1980s he worked extensively in theatre and opera as an accomplished sculptor, producing commissioned works for the Welsh National Opera Company, several London West-End theatres and regional theatres including the Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Northcott in Exeter, Warwick Arts Centre, The Murcury in Colchester and the Barbican Theatre Plymouth.

Commercially Bill has made work for Dunhill’s, Olympia, Earls Court, National Power, Jim Henson and Alton Towers. Also in the 1980s Bill founded Hullabaloo Theatre and Frank Grimshaw’s Compendium of Peculiar Delights, mask and mime companies, writing, designing, making and performing.

In 1994 he returned to Wales and the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and gained an MA with distinction in Ceramics. Since then Bill has worked as a fine artist and educator and has exhibited in England, Wales and Germany. Bill is perhaps best known for his thought provoking installations. Recently Bill contributed a solo live art performance to the Marina Abramovic, International Live Art Symposium, at the Slaughterhouse, Royal William Yard Plymouth.

He was the lead artist at the Mayflower Sailing Club site as part of the Hidden City Festival, Plymouth curated by Part Exchange Theatre Company and the Theatre Royal Plymouth. He has undertaken public art commissions and has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and University of Glamorgan. At present Bill holds a proportional lecturing post at Plymouth School of Art and Design in fine art and applied arts. Bill still maintains strong links with the theatre, producing film for contemporary dance performance.